Call for Demos & Interactivity

Important Dates

  • Demo Submission Deadline: 5 June, 2020
  • Demo Submission Deadline (extended): 19. June, 2020
  • Demo Notification: 28. June, 2020
  • Demo Camera-ready: 10. July, 2020
Submission Deadline
June 2020
everywhere on earth

General Information

The MobileHCI 2020 Demo & Interactivity track provides a space for researchers and practitioners to bring hands-on experiences to conference attendees. We look forward seeing and trying interesting:

  • Functional prototypes of devices and systems
  • Mobile and wearable applications and services
  • New interaction techniques
  • Innovative examples of mobile experiences
  • Toolkits and prototyping techniques for mobile and wearable interfaces

We welcome demonstrations & interactivity prototypes from students and researchers in all stages of their career. We particularly encourage undergraduate students and authors of accepted papers (details in the submission section) to contribute their demos. An appealing and innovative demonstration presents an opportunity to further display and disseminate your research and to attract the participation of attendees. Note that the demonstrations must be about research, not business. The demo forum is not an opportunity for marketing or sales presentations. Business-related visibility is only available for sponsors.

Preparing the Submission

Your extended abstract should be submitted by 5 June to the New Precision Conference System, using the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format. Submissions do not need to be anonymous. The submission should include 2 separate documents:

  • Document 1: maximum of six-page description (including figures) of the demonstrated system, max 4 MB. If the system has been demonstrated before, describe if there are any changes to the proposed demo. References do not count against paper length
  • Document 2: specification of the practicalities (1-2 pages)
    • Contact information of the presenters.
    • Description of the Resources that you will bring.
  • Video: a brief video (2 minutes maximum) showcasing your demo.

Authors of  accepted papers – accepted papers that include interactive experiences are granted a place in demo session by default.  We highly encourage all authors of demo-able papers to make use of this opportunity to showcase their work and connect with the attendees. For full paper authors, we provide a more light-weight demo submission process: to indicate that the accepted paper will be accompanied by a demo, authors  only need to submit Document 2, the specification of the infrastructural requirements. In addition, we ask them to indicate the submission number of the paper accompanied by the demo. In case authors would like to have an additional extended abstract published, they can also decide to submit an up to 8-page description in extended abstract format. Self-plagiarism must naturally be avoided.

Virtual Demo Space

As the whole MobileHCI 2020 will be held online the demo session will also be held in a virtual demo space at the time of the conference (details will be provided later). You will get allocated the space in the virtual room where you will be able to setup a: 

  • Live camera feed: used for showcasing your demo and manipulating it for the visitors to “experience it” in physical realm and live discussions.
  • Demo video: the video will help the visitors experience the demo outside the live session.
  • Anything else that works in MozillaHubs (no limits to creativity) – please check with the chairs ahead of time.

The chairs will do their best to accommodate requests for additional setup requirements. Please ask ahead of time!

Selection Process

The selection process for MobileHCI demos is curated, that is, selected by an esteemed committee, but not sent out to external reviewers. The curated demo content will be selected from demonstration submissions, accepted papers, as well as projects invited by the Demo & Interactivity chairs. Authors will not receive formal feedback on their submission other than the selection decision. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the selection process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.

Archived in Adjunct Proceedings

Accepted submissions will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2020 Adjunct Proceedings. Please submit your camera-ready version without any copyright notice. Subsequently, ACM will send you a copyright form, which you have to complete. Once completed, we will provide you with the new copyright information to be put into your paper. You can then submit the final version (including the new copyright notice) through the submission system.

More Information

Submission of the final camera-ready version includes, and is not complete without, giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above. This permission is given when submitting the final version of your work via the Conference Review System. Upon acceptance, you have to present your demo at the conference. At least one author of a demo must register by the early registration deadline.

Demonstration Chairs

Marion Koelle

Saarland University and Saarland Informatics Campus

Matjaz Kljun

Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, University of Primorska

If you have questions about Demos for MobileHCI 2020, please contact the Demo & Interactivity Chairs at